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Hi. My name is Dennis Price. I live in Gastonia, NC with my wife and son. I am a US Army Retired veteran with 15 years of service. I was injured in Iraq in 2006 by a suicide vehicle that detonated in my convoy. Which resulted in a TBI and PTSD. I tried for so long to avoid admitting I was suffering from PTSD which took a toll on my Family and everyone around me. My world came crashing down and almost resulted in my own life ending.
As bad as that was it was such a blessing in disguise. I was finally forced to seek the help that I had been trying to deny I needed. I still can’t go to crowded places and enjoy any sort of family time due to my PTSD, which in turn still affects my family.
I first learned of PAALS when I participated in the pilot program for PAALS Patriots at Fort Jackson in the summer of 2011. When I was a participant in the program, I was able to find peace with the dogs and I hope to find that peace again with my own service dog. I long for the time I can take my family out and not be so uncomfortable. That my family won’t see me struggling or hiding in a corner and want to leave on my behalf. I know this will be possible with a service dog from PAALS because of the serenity I felt while in the pilot program.